China’s Economy Grew Last Year, How Will This Affect U.S. Manufacturing?

While the pandemic sent most major economies reeling, China’s economy managed to do the unthinkable — rise. The Chinese economy rose 2.3% last year. The stock market in Shanghai rose on the news by 1%, after having already made considerable gains throughout the year. The Chinese response to the pandemic has proven successful on both a human and economic side, but what does this mean for U.S. Manufacturing?

U.S. Manufacturing, How Can It Recover?

While the Chinese economy overall rose during 2020, certain areas felt the pandemic-inflicted economic woes worse than others. The New York Times reports that blue collar workers are finding themselves hard pressed for work, as well as recent college graduates. So while China’s recovery has been successful, there are pockets of doubt.

But there are lessons to be learned from China. Chief among them is that protecting workers works. With stay-at-home orders imposed throughout numerous areas in the country, including large swaths of California, commerce is down. In order for the economy to safely reopen, places of business must do everything they can to protect both workers and patrons.

Keeping workers safe ensures that their families remain safe, and helps reduce the spread of the pandemic overall. Make sure that your employees have access to the best possible PPE that your facility can provide. More than this, make sure that your employees are actually wearing their PPE when around others.

Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer From Tangent
Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer From Tangent

Social distancing, as always, remains one of the most important ways for workers to remain healthy at work. Consider having some employees use industrial grade computers rather than be exposed to each other on the floor. With industrial grade computers, certain aspects of your facility can be automated or done remotely, instead of having employees close together.

This can be especially useful in industrial areas such as meat processing. Meat processing plants have been a site for mass infections since the beginning of the pandemic, largely in part to poor PPE usage and lackluster social distancing efforts. By doubling down on these important points, workers can feel confident and comfortable at work, and at their homes.

The pandemic has caused strain across U.S. manufacturing and industry, but China’s swift recovery shows that there is light at the end of this tunnel. Tangent is here to help facilities of all kinds in their recovery efforts, contact a Tangent Specialist today for more information.

 

 

 

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Industrial Computers For In-Vehicle Use

While the pandemic continues on, essential work still needs to be done. That’s why at Tangent, we are doing everything we can to help support every essential worker and workplace. As the demands of the pandemic pile up, you may find your worksite in need of new equipment. To that end, Tangent has designed a line of in-vehicle computers for use in industrial grade vehicles.

Industrial Computers For Construction Sites

The demands of construction sites are unique in the industrial world. Unlike the factory setting, construction sites have to deal with a lack of standardization across the board. Dust and water can easily penetrate delicate machinery, such as traditional industrial computers.

This isn’t the case with Tangent industrial grade computers.

Each of Tangent’s industrial, in-vehicle computers is designed to survive in the most rigorous of environments, including construction sites. With industrial computers like the Rugged Mini E2 inside your vehicles, you no longer have to worry about damage to your vehicle’s brain. The is Rated for shock and vibration resistance, meaning that it can take an industrial sized beating on the daily and continue operating.

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Rugged Mini E2 Industrial Computer

Industrial Computers For Oil Processing

Transporting Oil is no easy task, but it can be made simpler with Tangent industrial computers. Industrial grade computers like the Rugged Mini E3 are perfect for use in Oil tankers and transportation vehicles. With up to 32 gigabytes of RAM, the Rugged Mini E3 is capable of running numerous programs at once, centralizing your industrial vehicle’s many computational needs into one platform.

Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer

Other industrial computers like the Rugged Mini O are fully water and dust proof, meeting the IP69K certification for both. With this industrial computer in your vehicles, workers will not have to worry about accidentally damaging their in-vehicle computer.

Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

Tangent Industrial Computers: Built To Last

The demands put on industrial vehicles are strenuous on the best of days, and this extends to their in-vehicle computers. With Tangent industrial computers in them, your vehicles can withstand harsh conditions without a loss of productivity. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Fully Customizable Industrial Computers

This pandemic has hit the industrial sector hard. But signs of recovery are present, and factories such as car manufacturing plants are roaring back to life. This is in no small part due to these factories ability to customize and alter their chains of production, meeting demand head on. Tangent’s lineup of industrial grade computers can help your factory turn into a fully customizable and scalable facility, and accomplish a turnaround.

Customizable Mini Industrial PCs

When your facility needs to make use of every square inch available, look no further than Tangent’s lineup of mini industrial PCs. Mini industrial PCs like the Rugged Mini E3 from Tangent are designed to fit nearly anywhere, and take up exponentially less space than traditional industrial computers. With rugged mini PCs, your factory can harness the computing power of industrial computers without sacrificing square footage.

Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer

Regardless of where they are needed, mini industrial PCs from Tangent can make a huge difference in your factory’s productivity. Mini industrial PCs like the Rugged Mini O are fully IP69K waterproof and can be used in areas where traditional industrial PCs cannot.

Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

At the same time, these mini PCs can be customized to include varying amounts of storage, RAM, and processing power. With Tangent mini PCs, customization is everything.

Customizable Industrial Grade Computers

For spaces with a little more room, Tangent’s all-in-one industrial PCs are the right solution. These Industrial PCs pack enough punch to take on multiple industrial programs at once, all while having a convenient touch screen interface. Workers can use these industrial computers anywhere with their standard VESA mounting, no desk required. Like the rugged mini PCs, these all-in-one PCs are powerful and customizable.

Customize Your Factory With Tangent

When faced with the struggles this pandemic has brought on, factories need every edge they can get. Industrial grade computers from Tangent can offer this edge. With Tangent’s industrial computers, factories can customize their factory to suit ever changing demands. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information on our full lineup of industrial grade computers.

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Automation With Industrial Computers On The Rise

Automation is on the rise both nationally and globally, in part because of the ongoing pandemic.85 million jobs are set to be upended by automation by 2025 — that’s according to a report by the World Economic Forum. However, this same automation is also slated to bring 95 million new jobs to the economy, and may help usher in a boom of manufacturing. In the short term, automation with tools such as industrial computers can help factories operate in effective, socially distanced ways. In the long term, automation can help manufacturing facilities survive the pandemic and prosper while doing so.

Industrial Automation With Industrial Grade Computers

It’s no coincidence that automation is on the rise currently. Automation in factories has seen a recent boom even before the pandemic thanks to the introduction of smart factories. Smart factories leverage the latest technology to create cutting edge facilities that often employ more robots than people. These facilities can serve as a blueprint for other factories, including your own.

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By using the latest industrial grade computers, your factory can run the latest industrial software with ease. Tangent’s lineup of industrial computers has been designed from the ground up to be ready for automation, and can help your facility cut down on labor costs and manufacturing time.

Social Distancing In The Factory

During this pandemic, every factory’s top priority should be the safety of its employees. By automating key steps in the manufacturing process, less workers can be stationed on assembly lines and on the factory floor at once. This can help guide social distancing efforts, and allow employees to work in smaller crews that limit their contact with other personnel.

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Creating More Productive And Efficient Factories

Above all, the biggest advantage to including Tangent industrial grade computers in your facility is the boost in productivity they bring. Tangent industrial computers can house up to 32 gigabytes of ram — more than enough to run multiple automation applications at once. Smaller, mini industrial computers can fit into your facility while taking up the lowest possible amount of space, no rearranging required. With Tangent, a boost in productivity is both possible and seamless.

Automate With Tangent

Tangent industrial computers are designed to help your facility make the jump into automation. With Tangent industrial grade computers in your factory, your facility can operate in a safe and efficient manner. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Is U.S. Manufacturing Back?

U.S. manufacturing, like most sectors, took a nosedive at the start of the pandemic. Since then, the sector has seen a drastic and rapid recovery. Today, signs suggest that U.S. manufacturing is finally rounding the corner. Factories are once again outputting goods, demand for these goods is rising, and the economy is seeing stability for the first time in months. But the pandemic is not over, and factories need to continue their vigilance in order to make sure this recovery stays on track.

Contact Tracing Efforts

Contact tracing is crucial to keeping U.S. factories open. When a worker falls ill, the potential for cases to spread is real. Keeping on top of workers with regular testing is key to stopping cases in their tracks, but contact tracing is just as important. Make sure that workers who test positive recall every other worker they interacted with, and all equipment they may have used.

Social Distancing With Industrial Computers

If workers share the same equipment, outbreaks in your facility may be more severe than they otherwise would have been. Giving workers their own workstations with industrial computers can potentially cut back on the potential of widespread cases in your factories.

Industrial computer workstations don’t have to be entire cubicles, with rugged mini PCs they can be as small as your factory requires. Rugged mini PCs are small industrial computers with all the power of their larger counterparts. With Mini industrial PCs, workers can have entire workstations without the square footage they require. Mini industrial computer-based workstations also promote social distancing by allowing every worker to do their tasks on separate devices.

Re-Energize With Tangent

Manufacturing is up, but so are cases. Make sure that your factory is equipped with the technology to keep your workers socially distanced and safe. Tangent industrial computers can help your factory do just that. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Industrial Computers Built For Car Manufacturing Plants

Consumer spending is up, and it is looking like demand for consumer goods is once again on the rise. We are nearing pre-pandemic levels of consumer spending on all sorts of goods. But one shining example is the automotive industry, which has seen a drastic increase in demand. To meet this demand, car manufacturers may need to increase the production capacity of their factories. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is with Industrial computers.

Industrial Computers For Car Manufacturing

Many of the challenges of car manufacturing have been overcome through the use of automation. Industrial computers have helped companies transform their archaic assembly lines into futuristic beltways. These industrial computers have helped organize and program robotic arms, keep track of auto parts as they move around the plant, and keep workers operating efficiently.

Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

Industrial computers like the Rugged Mini O from Tangent can help take assembly lines to the next level. The Rugged Mini O is Tangent’s most durable industrial computer, with an IP69K rating for being water and dust proof. This industrial grade computer can operate in nearly every environment, staying fast and efficient all the while. With extreme temperature resistance, this industrial grade computer is perfect for situations where other computers simply couldn’t operate.

Small Form Industrial Computers

One of the main downsides with traditional industrial computers is their size. Often, industrial computers are large, bulky machines needing entire desks to be functional.

This isn’t the case with industrial grade computers from Tangent.

P13 Industrial Grade Tablet From Tangent
P13 Industrial Grade Tablet From Tangent

With tools like the P13 industrial grade computer, workers can harness the power of full scale industrial computers on the go. The P13 is an industrial computer built into a tablet, and operates similarly to your worker’s cell phones for ease of use. With the P13, workers can take inventory, manage tasks, and more from anywhere within your facility.

Customizable Industrial Computers

One of the best solutions offered by Tangent’s line of industrial computers is their customization options. Industrial grade computers by Tangent can sport up to 32 gigabytes of RAM each. With this amount of RAM, they can easily run numerous industrial applications without delays or lag. Intel processors are also standard with Tangent’s industrial computers. Customers can choose between Intel’s three chip options, I3, I5, and I7 depending on their facility’s unique needs.

Tangent: The Best Industrial Computers

Tangent has gone to extreme lengths to ensure that each of their industrial computers is both tailored to manufacturing and adaptable to new situations. With Tangent, you get the best of both worlds. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Creating Smart Factories With Industrial Computers

It may seem like everyday, a news outlet discusses the impending smart factory revolution. While this phrase may seem like a buzzword, the smart factory revolution has been underway for some time. Most recently, Alibaba has gotten in on the trend and has begun looking at how they can revolutionize chinese facilities.

It’s no secret that chinese manufacturers have, for some time now, outpaced and outnumbered American manufacturers. But now, with smart factories becoming the norm this outpacing could accelerate. In order to stay competitive, U.S. manufacturers will need to join in on the smart factory revolution. Luckily, Tangent and their lineup of industrial grade computers are here to help.

Tangent: Designed For The Future

Unlike other industrial computer companies, Tangent doesn’t design their industrial computers for today. They design them for tomorrow. Take, for instance, the Rugged Mini O from Tangent. The Tangent Mini O is the perfect industrial computer for situations where other computers couldn’t last a day. With a rugged IP69K dust and waterproof rating, the Mini O is capable of being placed in nearly every industrial environment. Not only can it survive in grueling conditions, but it can thrive while doing so. With 24/7 U.S. based support included, the Rugged Mini O is one industrial computer that won’t quit today, tomorrow, or any time soon.

Tangent: Prepared For What’s Next

Of course, it wouldn’t matter that Tangent’s industrial computers can last multiple years unless they had components that are futureproofed for that long. Tangent has, of course, designed their industrial computers with futureproofing in mind. Each industrial computer comes with some of the latest Intel processors, a hefty amount of RAM, and customization options like optional SSD storage. With these computer components, Tangent industrial computers can stay relevant on your production line far longer than other industrial computers could.

Tangent: Many Options For Your Needs

Tangent knows that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to your computing needs. But, there are all-in-one industrial computers that can help. Tangent’s all-in-one industrial computers are fully fledged industrial computers that can run industrial applications, have touchscreens, and can be mobile.

Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini O Industrial Computer

Don’t have enough room for an industrial computer?Look no further than Tangent’s mini rugged industrial computer lineup. Like the Rugged Mini O, all of Tangent’s mini rugged computers are designed to save space without compromising power.

With Tangent, there’s always a solution to fit your computing needs.

Smart Factories Of Tomorrow, Today

Turning your facility into a smart factory is no longer an option, but a competitive necessity. With Tangent industrial computers, this transition can be both painless and productive. Contact Tangent Sales today to learn more about our lineup of industrial computers.

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Industrial Computers For A Quick Recovery

The world may have seemed to have stopped, but your essential work carries on. Each day factories, refrigerated facilities, and oil rigs help keep our lives stable while we all work to return to a sense of normalcy. These are just a few of the essential businesses keeping everyone well during these times, but keeping these businesses well is just as important. As the economy continues to recover, businesses need to return their production to a similar level as the beginning of the year. Tangent is here with a lineup of industrial computers to help your industrial work return back stronger than ever.

Industrial Grade Computers For A Rapid Recovery

Maintaining the competitive edge has never been more important. As you are well aware, every penny counts these days when it comes to your industrial business’ profit margin. You don’t just need single-use equipment, you need adaptable platforms that can change in a moment’s notice to reflect trends in the market. Tangent knows this, and has a line of fully customizable industrial grade computers that are fully adaptable to the ever-changing needs of the industrial sector.

With industrial grade computers like the Rugged Mini E3 from Tangent, you can get the benefits of much larger industrial grade computers in a small and sleek package. This industrial computer sports an impressive 32 gigabytes of RAM, more than enough to run even the beefiest of industrial applications. Multitasking is a breeze for the Rugged Mini E3, as this amount of memory allows it to run numerous applications at once. The Rugged Mini E3 can be used as an in-vehicle computer, in production monitoring, as well as an engineering computer. With this much versatility, the E3 can fit to the many needs of your facility.

Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer
Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer

For tight spaces, look no further than the Rugged Mini L2. The Rugged Mini L2 industrial computer is as powerful as it is small. With a powerful Intel I5 processor and coming in at under 2 inches tall, this industrial computer can be used in multiple applications. This industrial computer can be set up in nearly any space, making it perfect for factories in need of adaptable computing

Rugged Mini L2 Industrial computer
Rugged Mini L2 Industrial computer

Tangent: Recover Better, Faster

There’s no time like the present, and while today may look less familiar than yesterday, tomorrow is just around the corner. Round this corner better and faster with Tangent’s lineup of industrial computers. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information on their lineup of professional grade industrial computers.

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“Lighthouse Factories” And How They Use Industrial Computers

This year has been hitting the industrial sector hard, but with demand surging for items such as automobiles there is still hope for the sector to bounce back. But some factories have still seen growth in their productivity during these trying times, making use of the latest technology like industrial grade computers to stay on track. These factories are helping usher in the fourth industrial revolution, but amongst these factories are another subset entirely. Lighthouse factories are factories that are making full use of fourth industrial revolution technologies and concepts to drastically improve their efficiency and productivity.

What Are Lighthouse Factories?

The World Economic Forum created the Lighthouse Factory classification system in 2018 to keep track of which factories are on the bleeding edge of productivity. These factories can help serve as a blueprint for other factories to also increase their productivity. By utilizing the latest industrial computers, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), these factories leverage technology in entirely new ways to reduce labor costs and drive up productivity. It’s these factories that have helped push the fourth industrial revolution to new heights. Factories like Schneider Electric saw customer satisfaction up 20%, demand forecasts up 20%, and reduced energy costs of 26%

Bringing The Fourth Industrial Revolution To Your Factory

While it may be difficult to bring your factory up to Lighthouse status, there are ways that your factory can begin the transition into the fourth industrial revolution. The savings of your initial reduction of energy and labor costs can be translated directly into profits for further factory overhauling. Investing in the latest industrial computers from Tangent is one way to help bring your factory into the modern age. Industrial computers like the Rugged Mini E3 are small in both size and power consumption, but big in processing power. With up to 32 GB of lightning speed RAM, the Rugged Mini E3 industrial computer can run a multitude of industrial applications simultaneously.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Of Tomorrow, Today

With constant advancements in technology, maintaining the upper hand on your competitors is becoming increasingly challenging. The fourth industrial revolution offers a way for factories to get ahead of the curve by implementing the technology of tomorrow, today. Tangent is here to help your factory make the transition, Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Industrial Grade Computers: Types And Uses

Industrial grade computers are the building blocks of today’s modern factories. Industrial grade computers have helped usher in the next industrial revolution, the smart factory revolution. With the smart factory revolution has come the need for specialized industrial grade computers to fulfill specific niches in the manufacturing process. Tangent has filled these niches with three types of industrial grade computers, each ready to help increase the productivity of your industrial facility, whether it be a factory, oil rig, or any type of facility.

Mini Industrial Grade Computers

Industrial needs come in many different shapes and sizes, and so does Tangent’s lineup of industrial grade computers. Mini rugged industrial grade computers from Tangent are versatile computers that can fill many different roles in the factory. Mini industrial grade computers like the Rugged Mini E3 from Tangent are highly adaptable and customizable. This fanless mini industrial grade computer is smaller than a dictionary, making it perfect for use in tight areas of your factory.

Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer From Tangent
Rugged Mini E3 Industrial Computer From Tangent

Need an in-vehicle computer that can withstand an industrial grade beating? Industrial grade computers from Tangent are up to the task. With a rugged mini industrial computer as your in-vehicle computer, you don’t have to worry about shock or vibration damage. Simply plug in a rugged mini computer and you’re ready to go. With solid bodies and no internal moving parts, Tangent’s mini industrial computers are perfect for vehicle use.

Industrial Grade Touchscreen Computers

Sometimes there simply isn’t enough room on the factory floor for a whole computer setup. This is where industrial grade touchscreen computers from Tangent come in. With these slim all-in-one industrial computers, you never have to worry about space. Simply mount an all-in-one industrial grade computer like the S22 and you are ready to go. These powerful industrial computers can run any industrial software needed, without needing a keyboard or mouse to operate.

S22 Industrial Grade Computer From Tangent
S22 Industrial Grade Computer From Tangent

These touchscreen industrial grade computers are also perfect for system monitoring and other auxiliary needs in the factory.

Industrial Grade Computer Tablets

There’s no reason to not have your workers plugged into the factory from wherever they are. With industrial grade Tablets from Tangent, this is entirely possible. Industrial grade computer tablets like the P13 allow workers to check in on systems, manage production, and more from anywhere in the factory. Equipping your industrial workforce with industrial grade computer tablets is a surefire way to keep everyone productive.

P13 Industrial Grade Tablet From Tangent
P13 Industrial Grade Tablet From Tangent

Industrial Grade Computers: A Fit For Every Situation

The many situations that your workers may find themselves in on the industrial job site demands many solutions. To that end, Tangent has created industrial grade computers for every occasion as the perfect solution to this dilemma. Contact Tangent sales today for more information.